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Energy and Environment

Close MRGO, environmental experts urge

December 8, 2006 - Saying the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet has destroyed large parts of Louisiana's coastline and contributed to the devastating damage New Orleans suffered during Hurricane Katrina, a coalition of environmental scholars and advocates this week released a report calling for the shipping canal's closure.

EPA library closures spark protest

December 4, 2006 - The Environmental Protection Agency has begun closing some of its scientific libraries, effectively preventing scientists and the public from accessing essential information on toxic pollution, according to an action alert from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Corps out of control?

October 26, 2006 - The investigation team led by the Army Corps of Engineers is crawfishing from parts of its report on levee failures during Hurricane Katrina after a crack science and engineering panel released a critical review of its work this week.

Greenpeace Urges Testing Following N.C. Chemical Fire

October 10, 2006 - Residents evacuated from a North Carolina town following last week's major fire at a chemical handling facility were allowed to return home Saturday. But an environmental watchdog group warns that the proper testing has not been done to ensure their safety -- and that instructions given by officials could in fact jeopardize the ongoing investigation and any legal action.